WE DON’T NEED MORE MONEY FOR EDUCATION
WE NEED MORE EDUCATION FOR THE MONEY!
Have you heard the news? Volusia County School District proposes to raise TAXES by $100,000,000.00! Yes, that’s right--$100,000,000.00! At a time when our local economy has been devastated, businesses are closing, virtual loss of construction industry and foreclosures in every neighborhood; the school district wants more money! Now there€’s a group that is out-of-touch with reality. Consider this:
*Volusia school enrollment has declined over the past 6 years
*The cost to educate one student per year has grown to over $9,600.00
*Our school district has decided to ignore the Class Size Amendment passed TWICE by voters, instead pays the fine for having more than 22 students per class.
*Over 70% of TAX dollars in the school district budget are being spent OUTSIDE the classroom.
*Our school district took federal stimulus funds as a life preserver; now those funds are gone and they need more money. What will happen in four years when this TAX increase period expires?
Compare the cost of our District with that of neighboring Seminole County, which is an A Rated District, while Volusia is a C€¯ Rated District:
*$9.6 million MORE on curriculum development;
* $8.9 million MORE on administration;
*$5 million MORE on Central Services;
*$10.5 million MORE on Administrative technology, plant operation and plant maintenance.
Over 5,000 businesses have not renewed their occupational licenses! How does this massive TAX increase impact parents of the children who may lose their businesses/homes?
These challenging times require we think differently.
*Innovation! *Leaders! *People who put children above politics!
*Citizens to attend school board meetings to monitor the
BIGGEST BUSINESS IN OUR COUNTY!
Volusia Tax Reform has done its€ homework. We believe reform must come to all areas of government, especially education. More funding is not the answer. Our position is not an attack on teachers and those in the classroom-quite the contrary. We think more of our current TAX dollars should go to teachers, classrooms and cut bloated administration.
VOTE ON NOVEMBER 6TH
Paid for and Approved By Volusia Tax Reform, PAC